Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
63(43) 8x4 - 1x6
MJ Guptill
101(69) 9x4 - 6x6

Best performances - Bowlers

R McLaren
O4.0
M0
R26
W1
Eco6.50
DAJ Bracewell
O3.0
M0
R33
W3
Eco11.00

Commentary

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs | NZ: 169/2

  • MJ Guptill101 (69b)
  • C Munro8 (7b)
  • RK Kleinveldt4-0-35-0
  • M Morkel4-0-29-0

And that's all from us here at ESPNcricinfo. We will be back with the Boxing Day match soon. This is Devashish Fuloria signing off. Abhishek Purohit's report is being updated as I write. Ciao ciao

Martin Guptill is the Man of the Match: "I was talking to Taylor earlier today and he said to relax during the innings. Hopefully i can continue and deliver more of the same in Port Elizabeth."

Brendon McCullum: "It is great that the team turned around in 48 hours and a great knock by Martin after being sick a couple of days back. Our bowlers did well to stop SA's batting line up, but no one expected Martin to play that innings after being sick. Rob Nicol played well at the top too. I was under a bit of pressure, but hopefully this result will help us leapfrog further. This is not a one-off game, we have to carry on doing this ahead as this is a long tour."

Faf du Plessis: "I thought we had enough runs on the board. Unfortunately the ball started skidding for spinners, we missed a couple of catches too. We scored enough with the bat. But it was an unbelievable hundred by Guptill. For me it is about learning, and today it was a steep learning curve. We didn't play a bad game, we were just outplayed by a great innings."


Martin Guptill's hundred has seen NZ home and what an effort after missing the first match! His sixes were monsters and he kept running hard till the end. Sample the last over. But he got good support from Nicol first and then McCullum. The series is now squared. What a chase!

Jeremy: "Wahoo! One small step for NZ and a giant leap for Gingers everywhere."

Alan: "Fantastic, the cat lives. to beat SA and Duckworth Lewis in the same game. Sensational."

18.6
4
Kleinveldt to Guptill, FOUR runs, He has done it!! That wasn't the best timed shot, but that had enough on it to beat the fielder at cover and roll on to the boundary. Guptill shows all the emotion there, he is ecstatic! Only the second Kiwi batsman to get a hundred in T20, but more importantly, only the second batsman ever in T20 to get a hundred in a chase

Guptill on strike, needs four for win, needs three for a ton, take your pick

18.5
1
Kleinveldt to Munro, 1 run, short slower delivery outside off, the batsman chops it without any timing to point.
18.4
2
Kleinveldt to Munro, 2 runs, fuller ball outside off, and another 100m Olympic medal winning sprint from the two as this was straight to long-on

Seven off Three

18.3
2
Kleinveldt to Munro, 2 runs, fuller ball, Munro drives it over the bowler's head and the batsman run for their lives and take a couple
18.2
1
Kleinveldt to Guptill, 1 run, fuller ball, crashed hard to long-on, they want one, they want two.. confusion reins

Guptill Guptill Guptill

18.1
1
Kleinveldt to Munro, 1 run, length ball on the pads, Munro drives it to deep midwicket

Last over. tik tok tik tok..11 off 6.. Eleven off Six. Once off Seis...Kleinveldt round the wicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
63(43) 8x4 - 1x6
MJ Guptill
101(69) 9x4 - 6x6

Best performances - Bowlers

R McLaren
O4.0
M0
R26
W1
Eco6.50
DAJ Bracewell
O3.0
M0
R33
W3
Eco11.00